Onur Air also accepted that the proceedings had come to their attention.
Onur Air brought an application disputing service on the basis that the appointment of the agent had lapsed and/or service was affected on the wrong entity and at an address not named in the documents.
Slaughter and May and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom will run against a strong line-up of firms including Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills for M&A Team of the Year (large deal), while A&O, Clifford Chance (CC) and Sullivan & Cromwell are among those chasing the banking and finance prize.
Meanwhile, the London Office of the Year award will see the likes of White & Case, Morrison & Foerster and Cooley compete with names including Ireland’s Mason Hayes & Curran and Portugal’s Gomez-Acebo & Pombo.
Facts Aquila, an Irish finance company, entered into an aircraft lease agreement with Onur Air, a Turkish airline.
The lease had a non-exclusive jurisdiction clause in favour of England and was governed by English law.
Serving proceedings on defendants outside the UK can be an expensive, complicated and time consuming process.